Each of our three offices is actively involved in their community. These service projects allow our attorneys and staff to work together for the communities where they live. Some of the activities are:
- Nashville Since 2002, the firm’s Nashville office has been a PENCIL Partner for Antioch Middle School. In that time, attorneys and staff members have participated in various activities including tutoring, collecting donations, giving tours of our Nashville Downtown office, participating in "Read to Me Day," providing a teacher appreciation breakfast, presenting awards for the most improved student and much more.
- Knoxville On May 13, 2006, Habitat for Humanity's Women Build Initiative began building a home in Knoxville. Four of our female attorneys participated in the effort on May 20. The home was built in 12 days, and the project organizers included: Mintha Roach, president and CEO of Knoxville Utilities Board; Carol Petersen, University of Tennessee's first lady; Dee Haslam of Rivr Media; and others, with the support of Tennessee's first lady, Andrea Conti.
- Memphis Four attorneys and three staff members participated in a community-wide Servathon. They were assigned to assist the United Way of the Mid-South by assembling materials and stuffing boxes called "Children Do Come With Instructions." Hospitals throughout Shelby County distribute these boxes to new parents, and the materials include information on breastfeeding, childcare, SIDS, child development and other topics. In addition to this assignment, they raised $275 for Hands on Memphis.
In addition to these activities, our attorneys are either presently working with or have worked with the following organizations, among many others:
- 100 Black Men of Tennessee
- Alive Hospice-Middle Tennessee Chapter
- American Cancer Society
- American Red Cross
- Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis
- Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
- Drug & Alcohol Council of Middle Tennessee
- Kids on the Block, Middle Tennessee
- KIPP Academy Nashville
- Knoxville Greenways Commission
- Knoxville Symphony
- Lupus Foundation of America - Mid-South Chapter
- Memphis Botanic Gardens
- Memphis Housing Resource Center
- Nashville Metro Board of Education
- The Nature Conservancy
- Our Kids, Inc. Nashville
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- Tennessee CASA Association
- Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Tennessee Performing Arts Center
- Tennessee Repertory Theatre
- YWCA of Nashville
Our firm also supports efforts beyond the Tennessee and U.S. borders.
- Wally Dietz and Drew Goddard participate in projects with the International Justice Mission, a human rights agency that rescues victims of violence, sexual exploitation, slavery and oppression.
- In September 2005, our firm actively participated in Katrina relief efforts through a fund raising campaign and other efforts to assist families who were displaced by the flooding in New Orleans. Our firm matched dollar for dollar all financial contributions made by the employees for this effort. In addition, food was collected for local food banks to provide food to Louisiana residents who traveled to Tennessee for refuge. Our firm provided office space in our Nashville Downtown location for a New Orleans attorney until his firm could reopen its office. We also helped a Tulane Law School student transfer for a semester to Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville and provided housing and financial support for her until she could move back home. Finally,our Memphis attorney Bill Whitman volunteered through the Memphis Area Legal Services to help hurricane victims properly complete FEMA paperwork.